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Mercedes Benz E55 Amg Headlights

Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Headlights: Diagnosing Trouble and Quick-Fix Solutions

Headlights are a quintessential feature of the automobile. Since they first hit the road, headlights have been ubiquitous in one form or another on every ride. Even your Mercedes Benz E55 AMG depends much on its headlights to illuminate the dark and stormy roads ahead. As with all manmade things, the headlights will eventually wear out over time. The key to keeping it in the best condition is to deal with problems well before they get really bad. The following are the most common problems you'll encounter as well as the best ways to deal with them:

Faded or weak lights

Normally, the first sign of trouble isn't an immediate, complete shutdown. It usually starts with a bit of fading or weakening of the lights. Before you delve into the electrical behind the lights, it's usually smarter to check the lens first. Sometimes, all you have to do to revitalize the power of your lights is to clean and polish the lens so the light beam is uninterrupted. A simple fix is to use a mix of toothpaste and baking soda. These simple household items bring back the shine of your lens rather easily.

Failing that, you really have to look at the electrical components of the headlights. Often, the fading of lights is due to faults with the wiring. Exposed, worn wires can lead to shorts. Loose wiring can lead to a loss of function. Replace what needs replacing. If you can't replace the wires just yet, electrical tape does wonders as a quick fix until you can get the wires replaced.

No lights

The worst case scenario when it comes to headlights is a complete loss of functionality. At this point, the lens is probably a-okay and it's the electrical components that need checking. The first thing to look at is the bulb and its holder. If your replace the bulb and tighten the holder with a gentle squeeze of any pliers and there is still no light, then move on to the wires. Any exposed wiring can be covered up with electrical tape temporarily. If nothing seems amiss but you're still getting not light out of the headlights, it's a safe bet that it's time to have it professionally checked.

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  • Keeping Your Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Headlights in Top Shape 27 February 2013

    Even you classy and exclusive Mercedes Benz E55 AMG depends much on simple headlights to maximize safety. Headlights are as simple as they come. Ever since the dawn of the automobile, they have functioned to light the way even in the darkest, stormiest of nights-and other low-light conditions. While many people overlook their importance, in the greater scheme of things, they matter enough to have Federal regulations set out to govern their presence and functions-a ticket awaits to those who drive without functional headlights. Luckily, keeping them at the top of their game is the easiest thing in the world. Just follow these simple tips:


    Keep them clean-inside and out.


    Apart from including your Mercedes Benz E55 AMG headlights in your normal car wash routine, it pays to pay particular attention to the lenses which focus the light of your headlights effectively. Again, the first step is simple: just wash with water and detergent. Then, when you dry it after, use a soft terry cloth so you won't scratch the lens. The next step is going the extra mile, and even bumps the haze of the lenses: use a mix of toothpaste and baking soda-mixed in a paste. Apply this to the headlight with a soft polishing rag using slow, careful circular motions. Once done, wash the whole thing up and you will notice that the lens is shinier than ever.


    Don't forget the inside of the headlights, though. Due to the presence of electrical components, you want to steer clear of water and soap. All you actually need to do is wipe off the bulb, and then brush the dust and dirt off the wiring and the headlight housing very carefully.


    Check the wiring before it conks out.


    Sure, you probably manage to check the lens and the bulb if they're in okay condition-i.e. not broken-but it's the internals that you also want to check to make sure that they keep the headlights running properly. You need to pay particular attention to the wiring-after busted bulbs-because frayed and shorted wiring is the most common cause of operational failure of the headlights on you Mercedes Benz E55 AMG. If you notice a problem with the wiring, it's important to replace them as soon as possible.